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Everyone at Hendon Football Club is extremely saddened to have learned of the passing of a member of the 1960 FA Amateur Cup winning side, Terry Howard.
Nominally an outside left, Terry signed for the club in the summer of 1959 from Harwich and Parkeston making a goalscoring debut in a 2-2 draw against Hornchurch & Upminster in August of that year.
Terry went on to score 20-goals from the left-wing in the 1959/60 season, none more important than the winner in the FA Amateur Cup Final in front of 60,000 supporters at Wembley Stadium as the Greens defeated Kingstonian 2-1. With Laurie Topp having equalised the K's early opener, Howard latched onto a pass across the box before beating the goalkeeper with aplomb to ensure the cup made its short way to Claremont Road for the first time.
A year later Howard added 11-goals to his tally, playing an important part in the club's Athenian League triumph of 1961 before also scoring in the Middlesex Senior Cup Final replay defeat to Hounslow Town, the final score being 3-2 to the West Londoners.
He left at the end of the 1960/61 campaign but whilst at Claremont Road he had the honour of representing Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, making one appearance as the side were narrowly eliminated in the group stages.
Terry, who would have been 84 on Monday next week, made 82 appearances for the Greens, scoring 31 goals.
Our thoughts go out to his son Terry, who was a stalwart at Leyton Orient, amongst others, and the rest of Terry's friends and family at this sad time.